Uhuru Kenyatta, Paul Kagame criticised over lack of media freedom

International Press Institute executive director Alison Bethel McKenzie delivers her state of the world media address at the IPI's 43rd world congress in Cape Town, South Africa on April 13, 2014. PHOTO | CHURCHILL OTIENO

What you need to know:

  • IPI executive director Alison Bethel said the organisation had protested the new measures by the Kenya government and acknowledged that local journalists had moved to the courts to fight for their freedom
  • Globally, Turkey was identified as one of the worst countries for press freedom and the world's leading jailer of journalists with 44 currently behind bars



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